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LELAND--Sara. The New York City Ballet family mourns the passing of Sara Leland, a longtime member of the Company who joined NYCB in 1960 at the invitation of George Balanchine. Mentored by both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins during 23 years as a dancer with NYCB, Sally, as she was known to...

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Saddened to hear that Sally has left us. She will be greatly missed.
I was lucky to have been coached by her and experience the love and passion she shared for teaching others.
Her energy and positive attitude was infectious.
May her spirit continued to inspire .
Much love.

Sara Leland was one of my favorite dancers at NYCB. Going to see the ballet as a kid with my family sparked my interest in dance and Sara Leland was a major inspiration -- her performances were never short of dazzling. What an amazing beauty, gone too soon...

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Dearest family
Sarah was my dance idol growing up. I loved watching her dance. She was so elegant. I lived with her mother and was part of the first opening of the Boston Ballet company as a freshman & sophomore in High School. I send my heartfelt prayers to her life and to her family at this time.
Much love
Marjorie Philpot Joffee
2711 Westervelt Ave
Bronx Ny 10469